Fukayoshino Mugwort Teabags
Surrounded by deep mountains and blessed with the climate of Higashiyoshino, which has a clear river, it is an organic and pesticide-free mugwort that has been carefully and wholeheartedly cultivated.
The Story of Fukayoshino Mugwort
Mugwort has strong vitality and is highly effective in supporting people's lives just by drinking, eating, bathing, and enjoying its scent. You can also make kusa mochi from the mugwort’s young leave, or moxa for moxibustion which can lower the incidence of breech presentations at birth.
There is a legend about Kobo Daishi, the most famous monk in Japanese history. This legend indicates that Fukayoshino mugwort has been incorporated into people's lives, incredibly, since a long time ago.
"Because the mugwort in Higashiyoshino was delicious, Kobo Daishi made it possible to eat it without removing the lye. Delicious mugwort can now be eaten from Higashiyoshino without removing the lye. "
Non-caffeine Mugwort, Safe with many Health Benefits
Mugwort is also known as an analgesic herbal medicine called gaiyo.
The letter 艾 in Mugwort Japanese name, Yomogi has a meaning of "to disappear”, it means that mugwort is a leaf that can eliminate disorders.
As the name implies, Mugwort is a medicinal herb with a lot of health benefits. Since it is also non-caffeine, Mugwort is kind to your body and can be safely consumed by pregnant women and children.
Warming Your Body
Mugwort is called to be a "warm" plant. We recommend mugwort for those who have cold sensitivity, who feel functional loss, and who are suffering from physical disease peculiar to women to enhances the barrier power your body originally has.
As it warms from the core of the body, it relieves tension in the body and mind. Improves your body’s barrier power with the warmth effect of mugwort.
The antioxidant power of mugwort is about 100 times of broccoli, which is the highest in the reactive oxygen species (ROS) removal ability test that examined 200 kinds of vegetables and wild plants.
Polyphenols in Mugwort is comparable to high-quality and powerful chlorophyll in commercially available healthy tea, or beta-carotene in pumpkin.
If you use mugwort as a tea for bathing, you can easily absorb abundant nutrients through the skin.
Not only has a nice effect on skin-related problems, but it also helps to improve the condition of the body from the inside.
Nutritional Value of Mugwort
Mugwort’s content of dietary fiber is higher than burdock, millet, and vegetable salad. It can also helps with your stomach and intestinal problem and used to stimulate gastric juice.
You can check the comparison of Mugwort’s dietary fiber per 100g with other vegetables in the graphic below:
What Does Mugwort Taste Like?
With a fragrant scent like kusa mochi, there is a little bitterness and sweetness in the clear flavor. Mugwort has a refreshing taste like herbal tea.
Commitment to Manufacturing Method
Higashi Yoshino is known as a place that is blessed with clear air and water in Nara Prefecture. The manufacturer commits to use 100% raw ingredients from Fukayoshino.
The mugwort is carefully grown organically, without pesticide, without chemical fertilizer, so it generates a refreshing scent.
Only soft mugwort with vitality is harvested from April to early May and dried after careful treatment without any additives. A pack of dried leaves that captures the refreshing scent of mugwort.
Here is how our Fukayoshino mugwort has been made:
Message from Manufacturer
"We are happy to grow mugwort and stay healthy. We would like to increase the number of mugwort producers and the number of people who grow mugwort in Japan to keep maintaining our health."
In 1998, the Fukayoshino Mugwort Processing Association, which consists of 10 people from the region, was established under the concept of "For healthy Muranaka" to cultivate mugwort by making the best use of the fallow fields.
How to Use Mugwort Teabags
To enjoy mugwort tea, you can lightly or deeply brew the teabag. You can even enjoy it with ice depends on your liking.
Lightly brew and use it as a regular tea beverage
- Boil 200cc of water.
- Put a teabag of mugwort tea in a cup and pour the hot water from step 1
- Wait 2-3 minutes for your mugwort tea to be ready for drink.
* Avoid using iron pots as it may change the quality of nutrients in mugwort.
Deeply brew for thicker tea to enhance the efficacy
- Put 200cc of water for 1 teabag in a small pot and heat it to a boil.
- Boil the tea in half over low heat for another 10 minutes.
* It is recommended to take a small amount in several divided doses, or if you are concerned about the bitterness, dilute it with milk or soy milk.
Enjoy as Ice Tea
Cool the lightly brewed mugwort tea in the refrigerator for a while, or pour the deeply brewed mugwort tea into a heat-resistant glass filled with ice while it is still warm.
Delicious Recipes with Mugwort Tea
Takikomi Gohan with Mugwort
- ・Dried mugwort tea leaves
- 1 pinch
- an half
- ・Fried tofu
- 1/2 sheet
- 0.36 liters
- A little less than 2 cups
- ・Soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon
- ・Sake (Japanese Liquor)
- 1/2 tablespoon
- Wash the rice and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
- Soak the mugwort in hot water and drain it. Save the water.
- Peel the carrots.
- For fried tofu, pour boiling water over it to drain the oil.
Step by Step
- Finely chop the carrots, mugwort, and fried tofu.
- Put rice and seasonings in a rice cooker, add water with reconstituted mugwort tea leaves to the 2nd scale, mix, add chopped carrots, mugwort, and fried tofu, and cook rice as usual.
- Once cooked, it's done. Mix well before serving.
You can also drain the mugwort tea leaves that have been rehydrated with hot water, chop them into small pieces and put them in a soup roll, or roast them in a frying pan with white sesame seeds and dried bonito flakes to make a sprinkle.
It is known that 70% of the nutrients remain in the "degarashi (tea husks)" after boiling the tea. So we recommend you to chop the remaining mugwort tea and use them for cooking after brewed as a drink to fully enjoy it without waste.
If powdered, You can use mugwort to make Japanese sweets and bread.
You can also enjoy sweets with Mugwort fragrant by finely grinding with a mill or food processor.
Other Fukayoshino Mugwort Products
||Fukayoshino Mugwort Tea Bag
||Higashifuka Yoshino City, Nara Prefecture
||2.5g x 100 teabags
||100% mugwort from Nara prefecture